This position is a clinical psychologist.
This individual is to perform Compensation & Pension (C&P) evaluations for veterans requesting service-connection for disabilities related to PTSD and/or other mental disorders based on requirements listed in the 2507 received from the Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO).
Psychologist performs the required examination or provides the requested opinion necessary to make a decision on a veterans claim for service-connected disability. Incumbent is required to perform a clinical interview and determine diagnoses based on DSM-IV criteria.
Psychologist may also be requested to conduct competency evaluations and psychological testing.
The psychologist will perform the examination using established guidelines published by the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) and Compensation and Pension Evaluation Project (CPEP). These examinations are for use by the regional office for rating purposes only and there is no treatment involved.
All examination findings are to be dictated, reviewed, completed and released in a timely manner in accordance with medical center policy. Some examinations will require review of claims folder or the VA computerized patient record system (CPRS). Psychologist will use CPRS to notify other VA examiners or enter orders.
Preferred Qualifications: Best qualified applicants will hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.